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Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks Preview and Predictions 03-13-2018 in NBA


The New York Knicks are one loss away from matching their longest slide of the season, and they don't appear ready to end it anytime soon. The Knicks will try to bounce back from another lopsided setback and snap their seven-game losing streak when they continue a five-game homestand against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.

All five starters scored in double figures but New York offered no resistance on the other end of the floor in a 132-106 loss to Toronto on Sunday to begin the homestand, its third defeat of at least 20 points this month. "They drove by us," Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters of the Raptors. "We weren't good on the ball. They got open looks and they made them. It's a challenge to keep a guy in front of you. You got to slide your feet, and it's not easy. They really attacked us on that end." The Mavericks had their first winning streak in two months come to an end at two games with Sunday's 105-82 loss to Houston at home. They play 10 of their final 15 games on the road, where they're 7-24.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, FS Southwest (Dallas), MSG (New York)

ABOUT THE MAVERICKS (21-46): Standout rookie Dennis Smith Jr. returned from a one-game layoff due to a quadriceps injury but struggled against the Rockets, shooting 2-of-12 and missing all three of his 3-point tries. Meanwhile, fellow guard Wesley Matthews missed the contest due to a right leg injury suffered the night before against Memphis and is not expected to travel with the team to New York. Dwight Powell finished a point shy of his career high with 20 points against Houston on 9-of-11 shooting, and the Stanford product averages 13.3 points on 66.7 percent from the floor as a starter.

ABOUT THE KNICKS (24-43): New York tinkered with its starting lineup ahead of the matchup with Dallas, as center Enes Kanter (back) was given the day off and regular starter Courtney Lee came off the bench after being away from the team for personal reasons. Rookie Luke Kornet made the most of his first career start by scoring 18 points - more than in his previous seven games combined - on 7-of-15 shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. continued his turnaround from a lengthy shooting slump by producing 25 points and he is averaging 23.5 over his last four contests.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Mavericks PF Dirk Nowitzki needs eight made field goals to become the eighth player in NBA history with 11,000.

2. Knicks SF Lance Thomas (thumb) missed Sunday's loss and is day-to-day.

3. Kanter had 13 points and 18 rebounds in 25 minutes to help New York pick up a 100-96 win at Dallas on Jan. 7.

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New York, New York, USA.
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Last Injuries

New York Knicks

  • Danilo Gallinari

    Ankle
    Prob Wed | probable

    Gallinari sat out the previous game with soreness in his left ankle but will take the court against the Jazz on Wednesday.

  • Lance Thomas

    Personal
    Prob Wed | probable

    Thomas missed the last game due to a personal matter but is likely to face the Pistons on Wednesday.

  • Allonzo Trier

    Calf
    Out Wed | out

    Trier sustained a strained left calf and will not return Wednesday against the Pistons.

  • Mario Hezonja

    Illness
    Prob Wed | probable

    Hezonja was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an illness but the symptoms will subside in time for Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons.

  • Dennis Smith Jr.

    Knee
    Prob Wed | probable

    Smith Jr. is dealing with a sore left knee but is projected to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

  • Emmanuel Mudiay

    Shoulder
    out for season | out

    Mudiay is sidelined with a sore left shoulder and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

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Dallas Mavericks

  • Courtney Lee

    Hip
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Lee missed the previous game with a left hip contusion and it is undetermined if he will play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

  • Maxi Kleber

    Knee
    Out Wed | out

    Kleber is experiencing left knee soreness and will not face the Spurs on Wednesday.

  • Kostas Antetokounmpo

    Knee
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Antetokounmpo has been held out of the past two games with soreness in his left knee and it is undetermined if he will be in Wednesday's lineup versus the Spurs.

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new-york-knicks Stats 2018-2019

Offensive
Player GP GS P A PH FGA FGM FTA FTM 3PFGA 3PFG RO
Player GP GS P A PH FGA FGM FTA FTM 3PFGA 3PFG RO
Kevin Knox 75 57 963 82 31 914 338 226 162 364 125 61
Tim Hardaway Jr. 46 46 880 122 37 726 282 233 199 337 117 26
Emmanuel Mudiay 59 42 873 228 34 740 330 186 144 210 69 33
Damyean Dotson 73 40 779 135 27 698 290 98 73 342 126 34
Allonzo Trier 64 3 695 119 31 518 232 223 179 132 52 31
Defensive
Player GP GS RD B S TO FP FT
Player GP GS RD B S TO FP FT
Noah Vonleh 68 57 415 51 46 88 174 2
Kevin Knox 75 57 274 24 43 114 175 0
Mitchell Robinson 66 19 246 161 52 35 217 4
Damyean Dotson 73 40 228 10 58 71 135 0
Mario Hezonja 58 24 211 8 57 88 110 1

dallas-mavericks Stats 2018-2019

Offensive
Player GP GS P A PH FGA FGM FTA FTM 3PFGA 3PFG RO
Player GP GS P A PH FGA FGM FTA FTM 3PFGA 3PFG RO
Luka Doncic 72 72 1526 429 35 1186 506 485 346 514 168 86
Harrison Barnes 49 49 866 62 30 717 290 198 165 311 121 36
Dwight Powell 77 22 815 112 26 486 290 254 196 127 39 140
Jalen Brunson 73 38 678 230 34 565 264 120 87 181 63 25
Dorian Finney-Smith 81 26 608 95 19 528 228 103 73 254 79 138
Defensive
Player GP GS RD B S TO FP FT
Player GP GS RD B S TO FP FT
Luka Doncic 72 72 477 25 77 247 137 5
Dwight Powell 77 22 271 50 44 67 201 4
Dorian Finney-Smith 81 26 251 36 69 74 186 0
Maxi Kleber 71 18 239 78 36 54 143 0
Harrison Barnes 49 49 171 11 33 68 79 0